Hot dog contest -- How to watch Nathan's Famous Hot Dog-Eating Contest

Chestnut eats 71 hot dogs to win 12th title (0:56)

Joey Chestnut dominates the field, eating 71 hot dogs to win the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest for the 12th time. (0:56)

One sporting event that won't be postponed by the coronavirus is the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog-Eating Contest. Here's what you need to know:

How to watch

The contest will air live on ESPN on Saturday, July 4 at noon ET. The women's championship will be held first, followed by the men's competition.

Normally open to the public, this year's contest will be held in a private location, with COVID-19 safety measures in place.

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Bettor up!

For the first time, legal wagering on the hot-dog-eating contest will be possible in at least one state, New Jersey.

The favorites

Perennial favorite Joey Chestnut will be going for a record 13th Mustard Belt, against five other competitors.

On the female side, Miki Sudo will be going for her seventh title, against four others.

The record

Chesnut will be looking to top his total of 74 hot dogs and buns, the mark he established in 2018.

Last year, Chestnut came up a little short with 71, but that was still good enough to win.

The last time Chestnut lost this competition was in 2015, to Matt Stonie. But Stonie won't be able to compete this year, due to travel restrictions.